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Meteorological winter started on December 1st, and it's been a cold and snowy one for much of the country, including us here in Southern New England. Meteorological winter started on December 1st, and it's been a cold and snowy one for much of the country, including us here in Southern New England.
Plenty of cold air for Wednesday's storm to produce snow, but the track appears just a bit too far east for a major event. Plenty of cold air for Wednesday's storm to produce snow, but the track appears just a bit too far east for a major event.
It's another mild one today with highs near 50 degrees.  The trade off this Sunday is more clouds for less wind, but overall, compared to what we've had this winter, we'll take it.   The radar once and a while will show spotty showers on it, but since the atmosphere is so dry, many of the rain drops won't make it from the clouds to the ground without evaporating.  Bottom line, it's a mainly dry day with just an isolated sprinkle.

The clouds we have today is along and ahead of a front that'll slide through overnight tonight.  As another wave of moisture arrives on that front, a few scattered, light rain showers develop after midnight.  As colder air continues to filter in overnight, those drops go to snow flakes, and along and south of the Mass Pike, a coating to an inch of snow is possible in the predawn hours Monday.  Not every town will see the fresh coating, and highest chance to need to brush some slushy snow off the car in the morning is across interior SE Mass.

Cold weather gains it's ground tomorrow on a gusty northwesterly breeze and highs struggling in the mid 30s.  Those highs fall into the upper 20s by Tuesday.

So what about Wednesday?  We'll certainly have plenty of cold air in place to produce snow, now we just need the moisture.  We'll get some of that moisture from a storm rolling up and off the east coast as light snow should break out during the day.  As of now, the center off the storm appears just a bit too far east for a full blown nor'easter for us.  Also, the storm is a fast mover, which would limited how much snow we can get.  So, at this point,  I expect at least some light snow Wednesday, with up to few inches possible near the coast, especially SE Mass given the track.  A more westward track would up these numbers, but we'll leave it here for now.

The story through the week however will be the cold as temperatures average a good 15 degrees below the average for the time of year.

Enjoy the rest of you weekend and the rest of the mild weather!

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